Ottawa businesses plan to take advantage of the government support available to help them cover costs incurred during the weeks-long trucker convoy protest last month.
$20M federal relief package 'just the start' of what's needed to aid merchants hit by protests, biz group says
Under the initiative announced last weekend, downtown businesses will be eligible for up to $10,000 to cover non-deferrable operational costs not covered by other federal programs.
With the trucker convoy and protests continuing in Ottawa for a second week, downtown business owners and employees are calling on various levels of government for support.
Almost three-quarters of businesses located in and around the downtown core have lost revenue as a direct result of the trucker convoy, a new survey says.
The Ottawa Business Journal officially launched the 2022 Book of Lists today with a virtual event that featured interviews from business leaders in the Ottawa community.
Bank Street, Preston Street, Somerset Chinatown, Sparks Street and Vanier BIAs have been chosen to participate in program aimed at revitalizing mainstreet retailers.
Latest measures aimed at curbing virus's spread will take effect as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and will remain in place for at least 21 days, the province announced Monday.
Ottawa Board of Trade, BIA coalition team up on discount, delivery programs to boost local businesses
Promotions are designed to spur residents to spend money at locally owned enterprises.
“It breaks my heart when I see the people who are suffering the most financially and mental health-wise," veteran marketing expert Michelle Groulx says.
On-street parking rates in most of Ottawa will rise by 50 cents an hour if council gives the green light to staff recommendations endorsed Wednesday by the city’s transportation committee